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Anti-Corruption War: Buhari Will Step On Toes – Presidency

“President Muhammadu Buhari would not hesitate to step on big toes in the current war his administration is waging against corruption in the country” The Presidency said. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said this at the opening of a three-day retreat organised for State House correspondents […]

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Appeal Court Upholds Akpabio’s Election

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday upheld the election of the Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, as Senator representing Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District after dismissing the appeal by the All Progressives Congress’ candidate in the March 28, 2015 poll, Chief Inibehe Okori, ThePunchNg report. The Justice Abdul-Rahman Oredola-led three-man panel in […]

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Nigeria Was Almost Destroyed By PDP, Jonathan – El-Rufai

It appears there is no end in sight to criticisms coming the way of the immediate past administration as Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has reiterated that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government inherited a country at the brink of collapse from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. El-Rufai, who spoke on Friday at […]

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Climate Change Depleting Soil Nutrients – Expert

Mr David Emmanuel, an expert in agriculture and environment, has warned that climate change is depleting the soil nutrients needed for the cultivation of high quality food crops. Emmanuel made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday. According to him, it is important for stakeholders to […]

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Buhari Will Correct Mistakes Of Previous Appointments – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will do everything within its power to ensure President Muhammadu Buhari appoints youths into his government. The acting national publicity secretary of APC, Timi Frank, on Thursday stated this, while reacting to the criticism of Buhari over the lack of youths in his government. “As one of […]

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Social Media Bill Will Not Be Passed By Senate – Saraki

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Friday assured online publishers and other social network operators that the senate would not censor the media. This is contained in a statement by his Media Assistant, Bamikole Omishore, made available to journalists in Abuja. The statement said that Saraki gave the assurance when the Executive Board […]

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Oil Decline To $39, Threatens FG’s Savings Plan

Global benchmark Brent crude on Thursday extended its losses, dropping to $39 per barrel thereby threatening the Federal Government’s ability to save earnings from crude oil sales next year, ThePunchNg report. The Federal Executive Council had earlier this week proposed $38 per barrel as the oil benchmark price for the 2016 budget, down from $53 […]

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World Bank Reviewing Activities In Nigeria

The World Bank has commenced the review of its activities in Nigeria, ThePunchNg report. The leader of the team undertaking the review, Guillemette Jaffrin, said this when his team visited the Bureau of Public Enterprises in Abuja on Wednesday, according to a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the Head of Public Communications, BPE, […]

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Lagos Targets 24 Hour Power Supply

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, says 24-hour power supply will boost business and increase the state’s Gross Domestic Product and that his government is ready to achieve the target, ThePunchNg report. The governor also urged individuals, private homes and corporate organisations to take up any street of their choice and light them up with […]

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Ex-director: I Delivered $47m In 11 Suitcases To Dasuki

MORE shocking revelations have come on how huge cash estimated at $2billion meant for arms purchase was allegedly diverted by key government officials and politicians during the Dr. Goodluck Jonathan Presidency, The Nation report. A former Director of Finance in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Mr. Shuaibu Salisu, said $47million was withdrawn […]

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PDP, Reps, Anenih, Ayu, Others Named In N30b Loot

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will today begin the trial of a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Mr. Sambo Dasuki, ex-Minister of Finance Bashir Yuguda and a former Director of Finance in the Office of the National Security Adviser, Mr. Shuaibu Salisu as well as six others for alleged misappropriation N10billion. The others […]

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Fedral Govt. Investigating Dokpesi For Fresh N8b Fraud Allegation

The Federal Government is investigating businessman Raymond Dokpesi for his alleged involvement in another fraud involving about N8billion, the government’s lawyer, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), yesterday told a Federal High Court in Abuja. Jacobs said the Federal Government was about rounding off investigations into a fresh allegation of N8.4billion the AIT/Raypower emeritus chairman collected from the […]

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